I came across this article on therecordingrevolution.com written by Graham that I thought I would share. Great recordings all have one thing in common, great vocals. How do most audio engineers seem to get the vocals to lay ever so gently on top of the track? According to this article, using vocal compression, riding the vocal track with automation, and a well trained ear so you can properly EQ are some ways, but there is a “hack” that can make sure they always sit on top.
Check it out in full:
Mixing Vocals To Sit On Top